Aerospace Engineering Department, School of Engineering
Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
Dr Roberto Sabatini has over 23 years of professional experience in Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) of Aerospace Electronic Systems for Military and Civil applications. He is an expert in the design, integration, verification and certificationof advanced Avionics and CNS/ATM Systems, with specific hands-on competence in GNSS and Integrated NavigationSystems,Aeronautical Communications, Surveillance Systems and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion.Dr Sabatini graduated with a PhD in Avionics Electro-Optical Sensor Systems from the Department of Aerospace, Power and Sensors of Cranfield University (2003). He also obtained a third level advanced degree in Astronautical Engineering summa cum laude from Rome University “La Sapienza”, with a thesis on GNSS and Integrated Navigation/GuidanceSystems (2006), and an MSc in Navigation Technology from the University of Nottingham (1997). He received the qualifications of Aerosystems Graduate from the Royal Air Force (UK) and of Flight Test Engineer (Avionic Systems) from the Italian Air Force (1994). Additionally, he holds anAircraft Private Pilot License, an Airborne Parachutist License, and the military qualifications of NATOElectronic Warfare Officerand Weapons Employment Officer (Air).
Dr Sabatini’s research interests include Avionic and CNS/ATM SystemsDesign, Integration, Test and Evaluation, as well as GNSS, Electro-Optics and Integrated Sensor Systems for Manned Aircraft and UAVs. The current research focus is on Fault-Tolerant Architectures for Avionics and CNS/ATM Applications, UAV Sense-and-Avoid, Airborne LIDAR and Multi/Hyper-spectral Sensors, GNSS Integrity Augmentation and Multi-Sensor Fusion for Mission-Critical and Safety-Critical applications.